Have you ever heard of Swai?  I hadn't, not before this last weekend.  Apparently it is from Southeast Asia and is considered a catfish that has a very mild flavor (follow the link for more information).  I bought the Swai for a couple of reasons.  One, I told my son that I was done cooking two dinners at every meal and second, after speaking with the butcher, this was a very unfishy fish.  I figured for my son's new delve into eating fish, it should be something mild.  I then had to find a recipe that we might both enjoy.  This recipe is a modification from LauraLovingLife and her Ginger Sesame Swai.  I would have made it exactly like hers but I knew my son would not eat the more intense flavors though I would have loved it.  I marinated mine in this sauce but not my sons, his I just topped with the sauce right before cooking.  The third reason, the price.  You can't beat $3.99 a lb.  I actually had just under a pound which worked out well for the two of us. There was enough left over for me to have two fish taco's the next day (avocado, cabbage, sour cream, lime, Sriracha, and green onions in a warm corn tortilla).


1 Lb Swai
3 tsp Olive oil
3 tsp Rice vinegar
2 tsp Gluten free Soy sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Mix together all ingredients really well.  Marinate the fish for an hour on so with the marinade.  I placed mine into a large baggie.  Once the marinading is done reserve the marinade.  Place fish on broiler pan or raised tray on cookie sheet, remember to give it a little oil so that it doesn't stick. Pour the marinade from the bag over the fish.  You can either

Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes and then broil for another 5 minutes or

Place shelf about 8-9 inches from broiler and broil for 15-20 minutes.  Watch it carefully because it can burn and or catch on fire.
I  served the Swai with sticky rice, raw carrots and fresh strawberries.  I have to say, even my son ate it up and liked it. Eventhough he did say there was too much "sauce" on it he did say that he would eat it again. Next time for him, butter, garlic and a squeeze of lemon then cooked at 375 degree F.

Hope you liked the recipe.  Go over to LauraLovingLife and check out her recipes also.

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